Nigerian Boy Captivates the World With His Ballet

ony Mmesoma Madu stands out in black leggings, a white turtleneck and poise beyond his years. His parents in Lagos, Nigeria's teeming lagoon city, wanted him to become a priest. Instead, he has captivated millions with his ballet. "When I am dancing, I feel as if I am on top of the world," he to

How to boost a picky eater’s appetite

It is very natural to worry whether or not your child is getting enough food if they refuse to eat sometimes. It is also natural for toddlers to be reluctant to taste new foods. If you are becoming concerned the best thing to do is not to focus on what your child eats in one day or at each mealtime,

‘Kiss and go’: New Zealand kids are back in school after coronavirus restrictions

Hundreds of thousands of New Zealand children returned to school Monday after two months of home education as part of a COVID-19 lockdown. Excited youngsters greeted classmates for the first time in eight weeks, while teachers reinforced messages about social distancing and hand-washing to combat t

9-year-old boy in Tennessee catches 80-pound lake sturgeon

A nine-year-old boy in Tennessee became the third child in his family to catch a monster fish, reeling in an 80-pound sturgeon that outweighed him by far. Coye Price was eager to catch something big after his 11-year-old sister Caitlin hooked a 40-pound striper and his 8-year-old sister Farrah reel

Children affected by rare Kawasaki-like disease

Scores of UK and US children have been affected by a rare inflammatory disease linked to coronavirus. In a tiny number of children it can cause serious complications, with some needing intensive care. Up to 100 children in the UK have been affected and studies suggest the same reaction is being se

How School Will Change When Kids Return to Classrooms

WHEN SCHOOLS REOPEN this fall – if they reopen this fall – students and teachers will not be returning to the classroom learning environments they left behind in March, when school districts across the country shuttered for more than 55 million children.Some of the most obvious differenc

How do children spread the coronavirus? The science still isn’t clear

The role of children in spreading the coronavirus has been a key question since the early days of the pandemic. Now, as some countries allow schools to begin reopening after weeks in lockdown, scientists are racing to figure this out. Children represent a small fraction of confirmed COVID-19 cases

What is the new illness affecting children, and is it linked to coronavirus?

What does the medical alert say?Doctors have picked up a slight rise in the number of children of all ages needing intensive care treatment for a condition called “multi-system inflammatory state”. The rise has happened over the past three weeks in London and elsewhere in the UK. The not

NIH Launches Study on COVID-19 Infection in Kids

A NEW FEDERALLY FUNDED study aims to measure how the coronavirus affects children in the U.S. The six-month study backed by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, seeks to understand how many children have had COVID-19, the disease caus

5-Minute Crafts for Kids That Create Hours of Entertainment

Don’t have a ton of time to be the crafty parent? Spend less time crafting and more time playing with these fun and fast projects for toddlers and preschoolers. Kids are safer at home right now, but they might be finding it tough to fill time that would otherwise be spent heading to playdat

My favourite book as a kid: The Twits by Roald Dahl

It might seem a bit basic to choose a Roald Dahl classic as the book I most loved as a kid. I might have picked something a bit more obscure, a little more erudite. Is there a War and Peace for under-10s? And if so, why aren’t I pretending that I devoured it? But the truth is, The Twits &ndas

Learning to code during lockdown

Stuck at home in Oxford and looking to vary the boys' diet of schoolwork, Ruth - who, full disclosure, is my wife's niece - started thinking about introducing the boys to coding. "Probably behind it was the thought that these are languages that it makes so much sense to know," she says. "And I k

Two children in Canada have coronavirus: How the pandemic affects kids

As COVID-19 continues to affect more Canadians, many parents are not just worried about themselves — but also their children. In Ontario, there are 17 new COVID-19 cases, including a baby boy. Health officials said the baby is under the age of one and is listed as having contracted the corona

Boy bullied over his love of books gains 150,000 Instagram followers

Callum Manning, from South Sheilds, Tyne and Wear, created an Instagram account to review books. The 13-year-old was left “devastated” after other pupils at the school began to mock the reviews in a group chat he had joined. “I don’t tend to cry that often but I think that

US bans shock ‘treatment’ on children with special needs at Boston-area school

The US government has banned an electric shock machine that is used to zap children and young adults with special needs in a school outside Boston – the only institution in the world known to practice the controversial punishment “treatment”.The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA

How to talk to your kids about coronavirus

As coronavirus continues to spread around the world, people are becoming increasingly anxious about how it will affect them and their families. Since New Zealand's first case of the virus was confirmed on Friday night, there have been reports of panic buying, with customers stocking up on toilet pa

Searching for Kamo: What happens when a child goes missing?

For more than 10 years, I delved into the world of child sexual abuse in South Africa. During this time, I spent a few years working intermittently with several units of the South African Police Service, in various provinces around the country. I also worked with a task team set up to fight the tra

Have peace of mind while your little one sleeps with the help of a reliable device

For parents of newborns, few things can be more important than knowing you’ll be there the moment your baby needs you. No wonder a baby monitor usually appears pretty high on the “must buy” list for families with expectant mothers. But don’t rush into buying the most expensiv

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